The Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education in UQU has organized its first e-seminar titled “Helping Tools in Scientific Research” within the (#Tech Hour) initiative which saw the participation of over 43 faculty members from both the boys and girls sections. Participants also included those who are interested in technical issues and modern education. The seminar was held on Wednesday 25 Rajab 1439AH, corresponding with 11 April 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the accreditation of the virtual classes tool.
The seminar was delivered by Dr. Sarah Al-Hassan, a programmer at the Deanship of E-Learning. She presented the tools and software to help organize and write research and scientific theses, such as reference organization software that facilitate for researchers reaching and moving between parts of the research. Additionally, websites that facilitate writing references automatically were explained, alongside with the method of using mind maps to arrange the content of a scientific research. At the end of the seminar, the available open courses to learn scientific writing were introduced.
The seminar was met positively by the participants thanks to the rich content and the modern unique method adopted to present it. Participants were able to be part of the seminar from their homes through using virtual classes, with the participation of the Vice Dean of the college at the girls section, Dr. Hanaa Yemani, and under the supervision and follow-up of the Dean of E-Learning, Dr. Khalid Al-Matiri.